The COVID-19 pandemic has led to uncountable changes across the world. Travel has been significantly impacted; the way families and friends can show affection is limited to reduce the risk of spreading this new coronavirus. And it has led health care providers to evaluate what parts of the body in addition to the respiratory system demonstrate a decline in health when affected by COVID-19.
Patients with chronic periodontitis have noticed acute pain from the mouth even when their other symptoms from COVID-19 are relatively mild. The Journal of Clinical Periodontology found that gum disease (which causes inflammation in gums and bone around teeth) is linked to severe COVID-19 complications
It has been known since the early days of the pandemic that people with diabetes and other pre-existing conditions have a higher risk of COVID-19 complications. But periodontal disease is now being studied for its association with COVID-19.The signs of periodontal disease include bleeding gums when brushing or flossing, pain when chewing or biting. Loose teeth may also be a sign of periodontal bone or attachment loss.
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